Richard Francis Jedlicka, 93, of Tipton, entered eternity on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 while under hospice care at Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Tipton. Due to the current pandemic, there will be a private burial service on Monday April 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, with Father Okumo officiating. A Celebration of Life mass will be held at a later date. All updated service information will be posted on the same website that online condolences may be shared at: www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Also due to the current corona virus pandemic, we are offering the opportunity to electronically sign a 'virtual' page of Richard's guestbook. (This virtual page will be printed and inserted into the family's physical funeral guest register book.) If you would like to electronically sign, copy and paste the following web address into your web browser:
In lieu of flowers and in Richard’s memory, the family has set up three memorial funds 1) Cedar Manor Nursing Home, 2) Tipton Lion’s Club and 3) St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The family asks that all cards and memorials be mailed to the following address: Richard Jedlicka Memorial Fund, c/o Dale Jedlicka, 540 East 4th Street, Tipton, IA 52772.
Richard was born on January 6, 1927 in Linn County, Iowa and was the son of La Forest A. Jedlicka and Ruth Margaret Murphy Jedlicka. On September 23, 1947, Richard was united in marriage to the love of his life, Betty Louise Larson, in Lisbon, Iowa.
Along with farming all of his life, Richard dedicated his time and passion to the Tipton Lion’s Club for over forty years. He was a founding member of the Tipton Senior Park board and served as board president for several years. Richard was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s church and a member of the Knights of Columbus - 4th degree. Richard also assisted at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton for many years.
Richard is survived by his children, daughter, Mary Lou Jedlicka (Gary Mullen) Lange and three sons, Gary (Pam Tedrow) Jedlicka, Dean (Sara) Jedlicka and Dale (Marcie) Jedlicka; three sisters, Dolores (Jedlicka) Timmerman, Carol (Jedlicka) Jennings and Rita (Jedlicka) Sissel; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, La Forest and Ruth Jedlicka; his wife, Betty Louise; his brother, Kenneth Jedlicka; his sister, Margaret (Jedlicka) Biedenbach; and his son Robert Jedlicka.
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